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June 19, 2024

Joe Doyle Joins Delta State’s DMI

Hit songwriter to be on faculty 

for Fall 2022 semester

There’s a new face at Delta State University’s Delta Music Institute (DMI) Entertainment Industry Studies program—hit songwriter Joe Doyle.

Doyle is serving as an adjunct instructor, teaching the  “Craft of Songwriting” course for the Fall 2022 semester.

“I consider it to be an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to share my thirty-plus years of experience in the music industry as a songwriter and publisher with the Delta State University students,” said Doyle. “I look forward to meeting and guiding my students toward achieving their desired entertainment industry goals.”

DMI Director Richard Tremmel said, “We are very fortunate to be able to attract someone with Joe’s background to teach our students.”

In his thirty-plus years writing songs in Nashville for BMG, Acuff-Rose, Murrah Music and Warner Chappell, Doyle’s songs have been included on numerous multi-platinum, platinum and gold albums, exceeding more than 17 million in sales—including the country single “In Pictures” recorded by Alabama on RCA Records, the Top 10 single “She Said Yes” recorded by Rhett Akins on Decca Records and Billboard’s Country Charting Single “Blossom in the Dust” recorded by Mallary Hope on Universal Records.

Other notable artists who have recorded Joe’s songs include Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Dan Seals, Joe Diffie, Daryle Singletary, Linda Davis, Deryl Dodd, Robert Ellis Orrall, Michael Ray, Tracy Byrd, Martina McBride, Trick Pony and Blaine Larsen, among numerous others.

To learn more about Doyle, visit www.joedoylesongs.com.

The DMI is an independent center under the College of Arts & Sciences at Delta State whose mission is to provide students with a broad and thorough education in the technological, creative and business areas of the entertainment industries.

For more information, call (662) 846-4579 or visit www.deltastate.edu/dmi.